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Back to the Future

Posted on 13 October 2015

We staged a 60' style happening on Saturday. Of course I was the only one old enough to know what a 60's happening was. And yes I was at many and yes I can remember.

Our gorgeous Scarlett & Jo ladies strutting their stuff, Jess, Georgina, Philippa, Cerise, Jessica, Kat, Kemisha, Julie, Lucy, Nadine, Claire, Hayley, Lottie, Daisy, Vicky, Sarah, Mayah, Becky, Tanya, Mookie, Sophie, Leah, Lucia, Debz, Amber.

I got my wish to have many of our customers, real fun and fearless women take part and some of my heroine's of the plus size online came like Lucia of http://www.ucantwearthat.com/ and Debz of wannabeprincess. I have been in the category often in my career as youcantdothat. So having Lucia with me was fantastic.

The gorgeous Lucia getting her selfie on!

The gorgeous Debz was a natural in front of the camera.

The entire day was fantastic. Jess Clemmons of Jess and the Bandits came, what a very beautiful woman, natural person and professional entertainer she is. In Hollywood terms "A Trooper". Jess took a full part in everything strutting the still shots and made 4 appearances with Georgina Grogan on our forthcoming videos.

The lovely Jess and Georgina.
The lovely Jess and Georgina.

Having selfied a shot from last year, the wonderful Amber Drew, she of the rabbit Jessica came for the day. I can't mention all the ladies with anecdotes, what they mean to me or this post would be more of a book rather than a brief report of progress towards scarlettandjo.com.

Amber is a real vision in velvet.
Amber is a real vision in velvet.

Putting it in a straightforward way. We aim to have the site up and functioning with outstanding service levels and information that gives customers as much product information as we can by the 2nd of November latest. Subscribe to newsletter for S & J club introductory discount. Turning back to Lucia (size 32) and Julie (size 16). I think it is useful to see how wonderful this signature fit & flare is on both these ladies. Julie owns no fewer than 6 of our 40's inspired dresses and is inspiration in herself for me, what a pleasure it was to meet her.

Double trouble with Lucia and Joolie
Double trouble with Lucia and Julie.

OK over the next week or so we are going to put our focus on a wonderful Scarlett & Jo Red Carpet collection commissioned by Yours Clothing, 18 styles in all online and in selected stores. Roadshows coming.


New styles should also be appearing online at Evans from Monday.

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Thanks to all for the fantastic inspiration, motivation and magic. Yes and to Secret Plus Size Goddess lets do a late 40's early 50's swingnight in the midlands? Next post may well be on scarlettandjo.com.

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  • Gifi Fields: October 29, 2015

    Thanks, Lottie, we are having a lot of fun, but we do have to make this commercially successful. And all you guys have been so helpful, helping us get there, a long ways to go. ps I just saw the 1st ever S & J video clip featuring Lottielamour and its great. We will be sending everyone a link to their videos when they all up the week after next.

  • lottielamour: October 29, 2015

    Gifi, the whole Once Upon A Time collection is just stunning – luxurious, sexy and fearless fashion pieces for women who are also luxurious, sexy and fearless. Being a part of the recent shoot was an absolute dream come true for me too, thank you so much for having me and for letting me be a part of it all. If you’d have asked me a year ago if I’d ever be a model for a clothing company, let alone one who understands voluptuous women and our bodies, I would have told you that you were crazy!

    Thank you for all that you do! xx

  • Gifi Fields: October 29, 2015

    Lolly, Thank you, your words mean a so much to me.
    I have designed for, manufactured and supplied over the last 40 years virtually every major retailer in the UK, Europe and the US. increasingly over the years, major retailers are not looking for the Design bit from their supply chain. Just over 2 years ago, more by accident, I discovered that the plus size woman had been largely ignored, indeed stymied in her ability to obtain wonderful clothes. I love designing wonderful clothes, I love serving you and other customers with my and my colleagues skill sets. We just need to get better, and have a platform to provide outstanding products and services.

    Turning to the Red Carpet Edition, there are some signature pieces like Becky’s and Glo’s tuxedo dresses; Nancy’s hour glass dresses; Mayah’s jacquard twofer and GG’s fairytale Princess dress. Once Upon Time – The Red Carpet Edition. Feel very proud of this collection.

  • Lollylikes: October 29, 2015

    Just WOW! I am sat here a little in shock and how amazing all this is and how you do it! Thank you for everything you are doing! X

  • Kitty Wood: October 29, 2015

    so much gorgeousness to come!! I love the look of the velvet and jacquard dresses. How exciting!

  • Gifi Fields: October 29, 2015

    Tanya, I think a swing night is in order. I might do 50 new 40/s/50s inspired dresses and give them to S & J VIP club members in advance of the S & J swing ball. Non club members gain admission by simply wearing an S & J dress. I’ll leave arrangements to our social and entertainment secretary to make it a very special summer night……..

  • scarlettandjo: October 29, 2015

    Jade we are planning 4 of these a year, maybe not quite so big. So next time.

  • Jade: October 29, 2015

    Roll on Friday when it’s delivered!! Fingers crossed on the fit.

    Your shoot on Saturday looked fabulous! I found the email invite in my spam folder earlier this afternoon sobs

  • scarlettandjo: October 29, 2015

    Long way to go Elysse we are trying to achieve a standard of excellence in everything we do.

    Jade that was quick! It is always for me difficult to narrow down the options on offer as I believe in them all. Some are for brunettes, some for redheads, some for blinds and some for black hair. Then there are skin tones. Some of these dresses require shape wear.we spend a lot of time with our distinctive Scarlett & Jo cut. We try to eliminate any manufacturing faults and really do try to achieve true to size. Out of over 100 samples shot on Saturday on women between a big 14 and size 32 only 4 had to be altered. So we are hopeful. And I hope your dress fits like a glove. If it doesn’t let us know. xG

  • Tanya Brannan: October 29, 2015

    Well what a day it was! I am honoured to have been part of such a groundbreaking event.
    The diversity of the women included, the amazingly beautiful clothes that made EVERYONE look smoking hot, and the positivity that just overflowed. It’s a day I’ll never forget!

    Oh, and let me know about that Swing Night, sounds right up my street!!

  • Jade: October 29, 2015

    I am so excited bounces in seat!!!

    I have just had a nose on Yours Clothing before reading this, and ordered the cranberry velvet maxi dress. I can’t wait to flash a little leg! I am eagerly awaiting the rest of the collection. I do, however, fear for my bank balance!!

    My socks are well and truly knocked off!


  • Elysse: October 29, 2015

    This is so beautiful! I can’t pick just one, two or even three, I want them all! There’s so much velvet in this collection, it’s like a dream! S&J must be the only brand that I feel certain anything I get will look fab on me. I am always looking forward to your collections!

    Thank you so much!

  • Janie: October 29, 2015

    Kimono dress looks interesting.

  • scarlettandjo: October 29, 2015

    Thanks Jade. Just finished writing. Descriptions of the product for our own website worn by ladies sized 16 through to 32. I know our design intention and how each style fits on a variety of shapes, but ultimately what you guys think that really matters. So very grateful to you xG

  • Jade: October 29, 2015

    I have already left a review on their site! :)

    I am a 22/24. I ordered one of each as I wasn’t sure on a fitting dress what I was need. The pictures are in a 22 without shapewear. If I wore that, then perhaps a 20 would do.

    Thank you once again! x

  • scarlettandjo: October 29, 2015

    Wow! Jade reading this brings joy to this designer.
    As a matter of interest what size are you? As we are new to the Yours customer, I think Andrew’s idea was to give their customers something special for Christmas, so review it for them. There are velvets and there are dresses but we take great pride in our fabrics and the cut of our dresses to enhance a ladies’ shape and from the IG you posted it seems to do just that. It looks amazing on you.

  • Jade: October 29, 2015

    Thank you! Words cannot express how in love I am with this gorgeous creation!! <3

  • scarlettandjo: October 29, 2015

    Hi Jade saw you in the velvet goodness, my goodness, you look a stunner! xG

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